Kim Booth MP
Member for Bass
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Harriss Must Rule Out Further Forestry Public Subsidies in State Budget
“Minister Harriss’ failure deliver on his own Forestry Tasmania’s review’s deadline once again exposes his lack of any coherent forest industry plan,” Mr Booth said.
Premier Chokes on Word Wilderness
“It was an extraordinary and telling sight in Parliament during Question Time when the Premier virtually choked on the word ‘wilderness’,” Greens Leader Kim Booth MP said.
Gun Laws Spousal Notification Provision Defeat is Missed Opportunity
“It is very disappointing that this opportunity was not taken today, and also disappointing that there was no good reason provided by the Minister for voting down the Greens’ amendment,” Mr Booth said.
Call for Moratorium & Inquiry into Fish Farms
“Given the latest controversy surrounding the impact current salmon farms are having on other fisheries and the environment, clearly the responsible course of action is to place an immediate moratorium on any new, or extension to, fish farm licences while an independent investigation is conducted,” Mr Booth said.
Halt Fish Farm Expansion & Bring Industry Back Under State Planning Laws
“The latest controversy, which has seen abalone and mussel industry players allege that fish farming in the D’Entrecasteaux Channel has damaged their businesses, highlights it is past time that the assessment of fish farms must be brought back under the normal planning regime,” Mr Booth said.
Lawyer and Small Business Owner Challenges Dean for Windermere
Greens Leader and Member for Bass Kim Booth MP today announced local lawyer and small business operator Vanessa Bleyer as the Party’s endorsed candidate for the Legislative Council seat of Windermere.
"On behalf of the Tasmanian Greens I am extremely proud to be announcing today our candidate for the Windermere, Vanessa Bleyer, who will set a strong challenge to sitting Member Mr Dean,” Mr Booth said.
Petition to Strengthen Bullying Laws Launched on National Day of Action
“I am proud as a Member of Parliament to sponsor the Petition for Angel’s Hope, the aim of which is to bring to the attention of the State government the urgent need for an overhaul of current laws to include bullying as an offence or form of unacceptable behaviour and thus punishable in accordance with the legislation,” Mr Booth said.
Malcolm Fraser: A Great Voice for Human Rights Passes
“Malcolm Fraser’s fierce and principled advocacy for human rights, both at home and internationally, transcended the political divide,” Mr Booth said.
Sawmill Subsidies Referred to Integrity Commission
“I have referred this matter to the Integrity Commission because they are the only body capable of investigating independently this disgraceful affair,” Mr Booth said.
Fracking Ban Bill Tabled In Parliament
“The Greens have followed through on our public commitment to move for a permanent ban on fracking in Tasmania by tabling this Bill,” Greens Leader and Primary Industries spokesperson Kim Booth MP said today.